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Old 08-21-2011, 09:59 AM
 
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I am hoping to visit some nice places with a warmer climate year round...and then eventually relocate to one from eastern Long Island where I live now....I have read so many good things about Greenville but I realize it is quite a distance from the coast...

I love to swim...so besides swimming pools is there any lakes or any body of water within half an hour or so of Greenville where people go to swim?

Thanks...
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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I am hoping to visit some nice places with a warmer climate year round...and then eventually relocate to one from eastern Long Island where I live now....I have read so many good things about Greenville but I realize it is quite a distance from the coast...

I love to swim...so besides swimming pools is there any lakes or any body of water within half an hour or so of Greenville where people go to swim?

Thanks...
A good number....Lake Hartwell with 1,000 miles of shoreline....huge. Also Jocasse and Keowee.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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A good number....Lake Hartwell with 1,000 miles of shoreline....huge. Also Jocasse and Keowee.
That is so awesome and such wonderful news to me...thank you so very much!
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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That is so awesome and such wonderful news to me...thank you so very much!
Jocassee is absolutely beautiful! It's entirely different from the coast, but I would take the trade once you've experienced it.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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Ah, one of my favorite subjects.

SwimmingHoles.info Swimming Holes and Hot Springs rivers creek springs falls hiking camping outdoors skinny dipping
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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What temp does the water usually stay at in the summer? Just wondering if there is ameoba up there. I hope not.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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What temp does the water usually stay at in the summer? Just wondering if there is ameoba up there. I hope not.
I don't know exact temperatures, but in our experience, Jocassee is a good bit cooler than Hartwell even in the summer- it's a mountain lake, so I'm guessing that's why. It's not a huge difference, but noticeable. I think the temperature in Hartwell stays in the 80s in the summer (but don't quote me on that!). I'm not sure about the amoeba thing- though I have no desire to swim in any lake or river after watching those stories on the news this week! We're heading to Jocassee in October for our yearly camping trip there- I'm SO ready for fall!
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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Jocassee is absolutely beautiful! It's entirely different from the coast, but I would take the trade once you've experienced it.
Totally agree with this!!
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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There are also a lot of places like this within an hour of Greenville:

Long Shoals, Little Eastatoee Creek, Long Shoals Wayside Park, near Pickens, SC

There's another great "sliding rock" in Pisgah Forest near Brevard, NC- about an hour or so from Greenville, depending on where you're driving from.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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That amoeba thing is VERY rare. Millions of people swim in freshwater lakes every year but only 120 people have died from amoebas since 1960. You are at more of a risk on the highway driving to the lake than you are swimming in it. I don't think you all have anything to worry about.
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